The second release from Sweden's Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, and this lovingly crafted 3-track EP cements his reputation as creator of some of the lushest, most beautiful electronics around. With his previous net.label releases on Fairlight Music and success at the Assembly demoparty last year, his vocal-blended, multi-layered, live instrument-appropriating angle creates, well, just sublime results, well-deserving of a record deal any time now, we reckon.
This EP starts out with 'Transportation Is Bliss', all delicious melodies and tonal interplay, before seguing into the plain beautiful 'Free At Least', with pure-sung vocals and surprisingly hard-driving drums. Finally, 'It's Not The Sweetness..' is all pitched-up voice and spiralling piano, subtle and inspiring, almost too good to give away. Thanks again for Bliss for doing so, anyhow - it's a gesture everyone can appreciate.
September 15, 2007 Subject:
3 years seems like a long time...
...but it's been that long since I first listened to this music. It still holds up. I still like it. It's still haunting, happy, sad, nostalgic, and all those wonderful unforced legitimate emotions one feels at the end of a John Hughes movie or something like Driving Miss Daisy. Be a snob if you like, but any time I can feel like that, it's a good moment.
This music deserves a movie to put it in.
February 25, 2004 Subject:
uuh now i must agree with the release-text h0l wrote up here, this is so much subtle and inspiring, a great release from bliss, whose previous works i also like a lot.